How to choose Omega-3 fatty acids

How to choose Omega-3 fatty acids

I recommend taking a high-DHA and low EPA supplement instead of high EPA oils, since DHA is responsible for most of the benefits attributed to omega-3 oils. Many of the fish-oil capsules you find in health food stores contain only 30 percent omega-3 oils, which would require you to take twenty to thirty capules a day to get the necessary amount of these healthy oils. Unfortunately, high-quality omega-3 fatty acid capsules are rather expensive, but the expense is worth it, and several brands of extremely high quality can be found that contain 50-98 percent pure omega-3 oils.

If you do decide to take omega-3 fatty acids, do not buy cheap brands. Many contain numerous contaminants, including mercury and pesticides. If, when you take a fish-oil capsule, you taste something like rotten fish, you have definitely gotten a very cheap brand. The capsule should be crystal clear when held up to the light, and contain no white specks when placed in the refrigerator. Note that all supplements that contain oil should be kept in the refrigerator.

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that could save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

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